History Characters / ThePenguinsOfMadagascar

15th Jan '18 1:47:33 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: He's smart enough to know to NOT leave his enemies in a DeathTrap and then leave the room, he stays to watch unless it'd kill him as well.
8th Jan '18 6:34:22 PM SpideyTerry
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* HiddenDepths: The Lost Treasure of the Golden Squirrel is both vast and cursed, causing intense greed in those that get near it. Only someone pure of heart is immune to this curse and that turns out to be Julien. Whereas everyone has grandiose visions of the dreams the treasure could pay for, Julien just sees himself hanging out at the zoo with Maurice and Mort. Julien is as surprised as anyone to learn he's already living his dream.
27th Dec '17 3:42:34 PM fruitstripegum
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* * SycophanticServant: [[spoiler: He comes off like this at first towards Julien, but it turns out to be a rather non-fatal version of...]]

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* * SycophanticServant: [[spoiler: He comes off like this at first towards Julien, but it turns out to be a rather non-fatal version of...]]
22nd Dec '17 11:54:29 PM TroperNo9001
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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Refuses to believe in anything supernatural despite having witnessed things that science just can't cover, though to be fair encounters with things of genuine supernatural origin are rare for the Penguins and such things are either mundane in origin or are ambiguous enough in nature that Kowalski can refute them because evidence to the contrary can't be found. However he is surprisingly knowledgeable of anything concerning cursed and possessed objects.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Refuses to believe in anything supernatural despite having witnessed things that science just can't cover, though to be fair fair, encounters with things of genuine supernatural origin are rare for the Penguins and such things are either mundane in origin or are ambiguous enough in nature that Kowalski can refute them because evidence to the contrary can't be found. However he is surprisingly knowledgeable of anything concerning cursed and possessed objects.



* BadassBookworm: While not a bookworm ( he [[NeverLearnedToRead can't read]], actually ), he fits this thanks to the fact that he is highly intelligent, as well as TheSmartGuy of the penguin commando and is just as good at fighting as the rest of them.

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* BadassBookworm: While not a bookworm ( he (he [[NeverLearnedToRead can't read]], actually ), actually), he fits this thanks to the fact that he is highly intelligent, as well as TheSmartGuy of the penguin commando and is just as good at fighting as the rest of them.



* BerserkButton: Skipper learned the hard way what that was in the ep Goodnight and Good Chuck - destroying his computer will get you attacked, even if you are his boss.

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* BerserkButton: Skipper learned the hard way what that was in the ep Goodnight "Goodnight and Good Chuck - Chuck" -- destroying his computer will get you attacked, even if you are his boss.



* BunglingInventor: His invention do have an AWFUL tendency to backfire, with Skipper showing skepticism of them working.

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* BunglingInventor: His invention inventions do have an AWFUL tendency to backfire, with Skipper showing skepticism of them working.



* CoolBigBro: This part of him doesn't appear often, but while Skipper acts more like a father figure to Private, Kowalski acts more like an older brother. Private is implied to [[BigBrotherWorship look up to him]], when he does something especially jerkish, Private is especially disappointed in him, [[BigBrotherInstinct he tends]] to [[CoverInnocentEyesAndEars cover Private's eyes and ears the most when something weird happens]], he is typically very calm and polite around Private ( even if he does tend to be get into InsufferableGenius mode around him as well ) and the two generally seem to get along pretty well in their off time.

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* CoolBigBro: This part of him doesn't appear often, but while Skipper acts more like a father figure to Private, Kowalski acts more like an older brother. Private is implied to [[BigBrotherWorship look up to him]], when he does something especially jerkish, Private is especially disappointed in him, [[BigBrotherInstinct he tends]] to [[CoverInnocentEyesAndEars cover Private's eyes and ears the most when something weird happens]], he is typically very calm and polite around Private ( even (even if he does tend to be get into InsufferableGenius mode around him as well ) well) and the two generally seem to get along pretty well in their off time.



* DitzyGenius: Many of his inventions and plans are...questionable.
* {{Flanderization}}: In the movies he is serious, logical and calculating, playing the StraightMan to Skipper. Here the serious part is removed and the other attributes are exaggerated to MadScientist levels.

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* DitzyGenius: Many of his inventions and plans are... questionable.
* {{Flanderization}}: In the movies movies, he is serious, logical and calculating, playing the StraightMan to Skipper. Here Here, the serious part is removed and the other attributes are exaggerated to MadScientist levels.



* HiddenDepths: He can play banjo and sing really well. Also, despite his apparent social awkwardness and love issues ( see Doris ), "Mental Hen" shows that he kind of knows what works on females.

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* HiddenDepths: He can play banjo and sing really well. Also, despite his apparent social awkwardness and love issues ( see Doris ), (see Doris), "Mental Hen" shows that he kind of knows what works on females.



* LiteralMinded: Pops up from time to time - he seems to be confused by the phrase "listen to your gut" because gut cannot vocalize, when Dr Blowhole uses the phrase "Sleeps with the fishes" he points out that fish technically do not sleep and when Skipper says that he doesn't understand the meaning of the word "surrender", Kowalski defines the word for him.
* LoveHurts: his one-sided love of Doris the dolphin.

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* LiteralMinded: Pops up from time to time - he time. He seems to be confused by the phrase "listen to your gut" because gut guts cannot vocalize, when vocalize. When Dr Blowhole uses the phrase "Sleeps "sleep with the fishes" fishes", he points out that fish technically do not sleep sleep, and when Skipper says that he doesn't understand the meaning of the word "surrender", Kowalski defines the word for him.
* LoveHurts: his His one-sided love of Doris the dolphin.



* NerdsAreSexy: He's not shy on fans. You can blame his VA for that. Also, while he usually doesn't really count in-universe, there were two female characters in the show who seemed to be interested in him to some extent ( Blue Hen after he [[DistractedByTheSexy distracted her by dancing seductively]] and Doris in the last scene of the show, where it's implied they actually became a couple ), while Skipper and Rico had one ( Skipper had Kitka and Rico had Shelly ) and Private had none. That's kind of impressive for the socially awkward nerd of the group.

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* NerdsAreSexy: He's not shy on fans. You can blame his VA for that. Also, while he usually doesn't really count in-universe, there were two female characters in the show who seemed to be interested in him to some extent ( Blue (Blue Hen after he [[DistractedByTheSexy distracted her by dancing seductively]] and Doris in the last scene of the show, where it's implied they actually became a couple ), couple), while Skipper and Rico had one ( Skipper (Skipper had Kitka and Rico had Shelly ) Shelly) and Private had none. That's kind of impressive for the socially awkward nerd of the group.



* WouldHurtAChild: He was willing to shoot bunch of kids just because he throught that they were eating Jiggli.

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* WouldHurtAChild: He was willing to shoot bunch of kids just because he throught that they were eating Jiggli.Jiggles.
18th Nov '17 3:10:49 PM icyblue87
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* SingingVoiceDissonance: Later episodes add a running gag of him randomly singing "Fiiiiiiiiiissssh!" in a clear baritone voice.

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* SingingVoiceDissonance: Later episodes add a running gag of him randomly singing "Fiiiiiiiiiissssh!" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fwOWv_gm4M "Fiiiiiiiiiissssh!"]] in a clear baritone voice.
7th Nov '17 6:29:19 AM Tambry161
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* BerserkButton: Skipper learned the hard way what that was in the ep Goodnight and Good Chuck.

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* BerserkButton: Skipper learned the hard way what that was in the ep Goodnight and Good Chuck.Chuck - destroying his computer will get you attacked, even if you are his boss.



* WouldHurtAChild: He was willing to shoot bunch of kids just because he throught that they were eating Jiggli.



* BigBrotherWorship: While they aren't technically brothers, Private seems to look up to Kowalski, as implied in ''Mask of the Raccoon'' and ''Brain Drain''. Out of all penguins, he is usually the one who is most disappointed and scared when he does something jerkish, probably for this very reason.

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* BigBrotherWorship: While they aren't technically actually brothers, Private seems to look up to Kowalski, as implied in ''Mask of the Raccoon'' and ''Brain Drain''. Out of all penguins, he is usually the one who is most disappointed and scared when he does something jerkish, probably for this very reason.
5th Nov '17 10:14:16 AM Tambry161
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* AntiHero: Except for Private, all of them are mostly Type II.

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* AntiHero: Except for Private, all of them are mostly Type II.II or III. Kowalski also shows traits of Type I from time to time.


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** Skipper is a sarcastic, tough, cynical and paranoid leader who constantly sees the worst in other animals and he tends to be mean to his co-workers as well. That said, he cares for all of them - while he often dismisses Private as "naive", even when he is being the OnlySaneMan, he practically sees him as his son, he completely accepts Rico's quirks and while he isn't a huge fan of Kowalski's nerdiness and inventions that tend to end with disaster, he still respects him and is willing to help him out with everything.
** Kowalski is an InsufferableGenius whose obsession with science tends to end in a disaster. He also has a trouble with expressing empathy, through that can be chalked up to him being socially awkward. That said, he might actually be the second nicest member after Private, as he seems to be quite polite to most animals in the Zoo, unless they do something he sees as stupid.
** Rico may be the AxCrazy loose cannon of the penguins, but he is quite the softie once you get to know him. Also, don't hurt his teammates. Just don't.
3rd Nov '17 3:29:35 PM Tambry161
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* BadassBookworm: While not a bookworm ( he [[NeverLearnedToRead can't read]], actually ), he fits this thanks to the fact that he is highly intelligent, as well as TheSmartGuy of the penguin commando and is just as good at fighting as the rest of them.



* TechnoBabble: Is very fond of giving his inventions techno babble sounding names, to the point of taking offence when the other penguins suggest very straightforward alternatives.


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* TechnoBabble: Is very fond of giving his inventions techno babble sounding names, to the point of taking offence when the other penguins suggest very straightforward alternatives.
29th Oct '17 5:58:39 AM Tambry161
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* LiteralMinded: Pops up from time to time - he seems to be confused by the phrase "listen to your gut" because gut cannot vocalize, when Dr Blowhole uses the phrase "Sleeps with the fishes" he points out that fish technically do not sleep and when Skipper says that he doesn't understand the meaning of the word "surrender", Kowalski defines the word for him.



* AmbiguousDisorder: While most characters seem to have problems, Rico in particular is... strange. He rarely talks and when he does, it's short, simple words, he is less intelligent than any of his teammates, he has a poor self control and has a fondness for dangerous things. It doesn't help that there's an episode where the other three penguins develop something called "pisces dementia" and act just as crazy ( well, somehow crazier ) than Rico.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: While most characters seem to have problems, Rico in particular is... strange. He rarely talks and when he does, it's short, simple words, he is less intelligent than any of his teammates, he has a poor self control and has a fondness for dangerous things. It doesn't help that there's an episode where the other three penguins develop something called "pisces dementia" and act just as crazy ( well, somehow crazier ) than Rico. The way his co-workers treat him implies he may have some sort of intellectual and/or learning disabillity.
23rd Sep '17 12:12:33 PM nombretomado
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* UsefulNotes/AustralianAccent: Strangely averted.



* UsefulNotes/AustralianAccent: He shares a voice actor with British-accented Private.



* KangaroosRepresentAustralia: He speaks with an AustralianAccent.

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* KangaroosRepresentAustralia: He speaks with an AustralianAccent.UsefulNotes/AustralianAccent.
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